3rd African Public Libraries Summit

Africa/Johannesburg
International Conference Centre

International Conference Centre

Durban, South Africa
Description

The African Library and Information Association and Institutions (AfLIA) has a mandate to develop libraries, information centers, and equip library and information personnel with 21st century skills to offer cutting edge modern services to people on the African continent to improve their lives.

AfLIA will hold its 3rd African Public Libraries Summit for -

LIS practitioners in Public and National libraries

LIS educators

LIS policy makers

Organizations and Professionals working in partnership with African public libraries

Summit Theme

Driving Development: African Public Libraries Delivering on The Development Agenda

 

Conference Fees

Registration Fee before 1st May 2018 is $150 and On-site is $180. This will cover Conference materials, snacks, lunches and Opening Dinner.

You may pay your conference registration fees prior to attendance. For most people this is advised, to reduce the time spent on-site payment. 

When your payment is confirmed a receipt would be issued to you, by our accounting office, for your record keeping purposes. Please indicate "APLS 2018" in the payment instructions.

Beneficiary Name: African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA)
Account Number: 9040004217432
Bank Name:   Stanbic Bank
Address:         KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
Swift Code:     SBICGHAC
Sort Code:      1002
Bank Code:    190100

NB: Please note that payments made through SWIFT transfer will incur a transaction fee to be borne by you. Kindly confirm and honour all such fees with your bank. All payments must be received on or before the closing date for Online registration.

 

Accommodation

Please see the attached PDF document (under "Materials" below or "Accommodation" on the left) for suggestions on accommodation. Participants are expected to contact the hotels listed directly for booking.

    • 09:30 11:30
      Opening Ceremony

      • Opening Remarks
      • Welcome Address
      • Keynote Address
      • Goodwill messages
      • Declaring the Summit open
      • Photo Ops

    • 11:30 12:00
      Tea Break 30m
    • 12:00 12:10
      Ice Breaker 10m
    • 12:10 12:40
      First Session: Paper presentations
    • 12:10 12:20
      Public Library services in Zambia and the Development Agenda 10m
      Speaker: Velenasi Munsanje
    • 12:20 12:30
      Rolling back ignorance within the Drabo Community in Benin Republic- Education Citizenship initiative 10m
      Speaker: Ferdinando Rock Coffi Gbedo
    • 12:40 12:52
      First Session: Ignite Talks
    • 12:40 12:46
      Going beyond Books 6m
      Speaker: Allan Mudenda Hagwelele
    • 12:46 12:52
      Using inclusive library services to achieve development agenda 6m
      Speaker: Neemat Adbulrahim
    • 12:52 13:12
      First Session: Discussions/Questions/Suggestions/Comments
    • 13:12 13:22
      First Session: First introduction to the unconference
    • 13:22 13:30
      First Session: Wrap up
    • 13:30 14:30
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 14:30 14:50
      Second Session: Paper presentations
    • 14:50 14:56
      Child coder 6m
      Speaker: Djilali Chatane
    • 14:50 15:02
      Second Session: Ignite Talk
    • 15:02 15:17
      Second Session: Data Gathering /Collection Techniques
    • 15:17 15:37
      Second Session: Discussions/Questions/Suggestions/Comments
    • 15:37 15:45
      Second Session: Wrap Up
  • Wednesday, 4 July
    • 09:15 09:25
      Third Session: Introduction of the topics for the Day ahead/Pep Talk
    • 09:25 09:35
      Delivering on the Development Agenda-Blueprint for African Public Libraries Innovation -Toolkit 10m
      Speakers: Christelle Lubbe , Nkem Osuigwe
    • 09:25 09:45
      Third Session: Paper presentations
    • 09:35 09:45
      Public library as an agent for community development: sharing Next Library 2017 experience 10m
      Speakers: Neemat Abdulrahim , Purity Kavuri-Mutuku
    • 09:45 09:55
      Third Session: Icebreaker
    • 09:55 10:05
      Third Session: Ignite Talk
    • 10:07 10:27
      Third Session: Discussions/Questions/Suggestions/Comments
    • 10:27 10:37
      Third Session: Unconference Reminder
    • 10:37 10:45
      Third Session: Wrap up
    • 10:45 11:15
      Tea Break 30m
    • 11:15 11:21
      Building learning communities that last at Kenya National Library 6m
      Speaker: Dirk Uys
    • 11:15 11:21
      Fourth Session (Plenary): Ignite Talk
    • 11:21 11:31
      Fourth Session (Plenary): Paper presentation
    • 11:31 11:37
      Find a Way 6m
      Speaker: Mukhethwa Patience Tshisikulu
    • 11:31 11:37
      Fourth Session (Plenary): Ignite Talk
    • 11:37 12:22
      Fourth Session (Plenary): Unconference
    • 12:22 12:42
      Fourth Session (Plenary): Discussions/Questions/Suggestions/Comments
    • 12:42 12:50
      Fourth Session (Plenary): Wrap Up
    • 12:50 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 10m
    • 14:00 14:40
      Fifth Session: Posters
    • 14:40 15:20
      Fifth Session: Marketplace of ideas
    • 15:20 15:50
      Tea Break 30m
    • 15:50 16:15
      Sixth Session: Closing Activities
    • 16:15 16:30
      Sixth Session: Mini AGM - Public & Community Libraries Section Presentation of certificates/Closing Remarks
    • 19:00 23:00
      Dinner: Closing Dinner
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